Mar Roxas No. 1 pick as secretary of DoTC

If President Benigno Aquino III would have his way, his defeated running mate in last year’s elections would run the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC).

A senior government official told the Inquirer on Sunday that former Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas remained the President’s No.1 choice to become the next transportation and communications secretary—a post to be vacated by Jose “Ping” de Jesus, who has resigned from the Cabinet effective June 30.

Mr. Aquino is still trying to convince Roxas to accept the post, according to the official, who asked not to be identified for lack of authority to speak openly to the media on the issue.

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